Weekly Scoop
October 14, 2020


Pumpkins, mums, beautiful leaves, and cooler weather.

It's a great time to be in Charlotte and get 'out and about' with your 4 legged friends.

Charlotte is a 'dog friendly' city with tons of places to go and things to do with your pup.

We've collected some of the best articles listing just 'some' of the pet friendly places you can visit and socialize with your pup.

  • Where to Drink Beer with Your Dog in Charlotte
  • Unleash Charlotte's Dog-Friendly Offerings
  • South Charlotte Dog-Friendly Restaurant Patios
  • Why South End is Charlotte’s Best Neighborhood for Dogs
  • 15 dog-friendly places you can bring your pup in Charlotte

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Happy Fall Ya'll!
Terry Richardson
2020 Halloween Pet Costume Contest
Our Annual Halloween pet costume contest starts on October 15th hosted on our Facebook page. Last year was a huge success and we look forward to seeing even more pets in their costumes this year!

Post a pic of your pet in their costume:
  • Posting Entry Starts: October 15th
  • Posting Entry Ends: October 30th

Tag your friends and family and ask them to vote. Make sure they invite their friends and families to vote too.
  • Voting Starts: October 15th
  • Voting Ends: October 30th

What will I win?

How will I know if I win?
  • Winner contacted: November 1st
  • Winner announced on Facebook: Nov 1st

Best of luck!
Where to Drink Beer with Your Dog in Charlotte
by Lauren Levine Corriher Aug 03, 2020 | Charlottesgotalot.com

There’s no need to leave your furry friend behind during patio season. These watering holes invite owners to lap up local suds with their pups in tow.

There’s nothing worse than watching your furry best friend longingly press his snout against the window as you depart for a day spent enjoying Charlotte’s booming beer scene. While North Carolina law prevents you from bringing your dog inside some of your favorite spots, four-legged friends are still welcome to join in on these patio spaces and dog-friendly places around town.

Birdsong Brewing Co. has a spacious outdoor area that offers a shaded patio complete with fans, which comes in handy during Charlotte’s ultra-hot summer months. Your pup is more than welcome to join you as you enjoy some shade and a cold pour.

A popular new addition to the South End social scene, Charlotte Beer Garden offers the "largest draft beer selection in the world” featuring 436 taps and three floors of space to spread out and enjoy. This includes a large, dog-friendly patio and great views of the Uptown skyline from the rooftop bar. Plan to spend a whole day sampling domestic and international beers with your best, four-legged friend.

Hello, Sailor regularly lands on the list of the best restaurants in America, and it’s easy to see why. From the Palm Springs-esque décor to the carefully crafted cocktails, the experience is always impressive from start to finish. This sunny waterfront spot is the perfect place to relax after a day at the lake, and best of all, their lower patio is 100% dog friendly.

With indoor and outdoor play areas, grooming services, a fully stocked bar, TV's and food trucks, Lucky Dog truly is a paradise for pets and owners. It’s specifically designed for pups, with indoor and outdoor off-leash areas. Even if you don't have a dog of your own, you're encouraged to join in on the fun (this is a 21+ bar. Fur babies only). They have three locations, all offering their full list of dog grooming and boarding services as well as indoor/outdoor play areas and a full bar. Kick back, grab a drink and enjoy the puppy party!

Unleash Charlotte's Dog-Friendly Offerings
Charlotte’s known for being an especially dog-friendly city, so if you’re looking to get out and about with your fur baby in tow, here’s where to go.

It’s not uncommon to find yourself winding through the crowd in a brewery, clutching a beer and staring at the floor to make sure you’re not about to trip over someone’s beloved four-legged friend, or to peruse the racks at Neiman Marcus alongside a cultured pup. Here in the Queen City, it’s likely that Fido and Fifi are just as welcome anywhere as you. So, if you’re looking to get out and about with your fur baby in tow, here’s where to go.

Play Dates
However you prefer to spend your weekends, Charlotte features plenty of options for you and a furry friend. Seeking thrills at the U.S. National Whitewater Center? Take your leashed dog with you one of the many scenic trails. Never knew you could bring a dog to a gallery? Twenty-Two, the funky gallery nestled beneath Soul Gastrolounge in Plaza Midwood, welcomes pets and their artistic owners. When it’s caffeine you crave, bring your pup along for a pit stop at Smelly Cat Coffeehouse in NoDa; he or she will probably love the name. And when the two of you need to get some exercise, take advantage of Charlotte’s moderate climate and spend a day at one of the city’s many parks or Crowders Mountain State ParkMcDowell Nature Center and Preserve features nine trails for you to enjoy; just be sure to keep your dog on a leash 6 feet long or shorter. 

If sitting outside on a patio enjoying your favorite local cold one is your thing, you’re in luck. Many of the area’s breweries and bars are known for welcoming dogs in their outdoor spaces. Among the list of watering holes where your pooch can plop down beside you are Sycamore Brewing, Triple C Brewing Co.Angry Ale’sNoDa Brewing CompanyBrazwell’s Premium PubThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Birdsong Brewing Co., among others. The Dog Bar in NoDa and Lucky Dog Bark & Brew in Cornelius (a Charlotte location will open this spring) are two popular spots specifically designed for craft brew lovers to sip and socialize with dogs in tow.

If your family and friends are starting to think your love for your dog is a little unhealthy, it’s time to expand your social circle and meet others whose smartphones are just as packed with puppy portraits. Meetups, facilitated locally through meetup.com, are a great way to build friendships with fellow dog-minded Charlotteans. Depending on your interests, join groups, like the Charlotte Run with Your Dog meetup or the Dogs and Drinks meetup. If you’re particularly proud of your pooch’s refined heritage, try joining groups like the Charlotte Pug meetup or the Charlotte Standard Poodle meetup.
South Charlotte Dog-Friendly Restaurant Patios
South Charlotte/
  • Red Robin (Toringdon Market)
  • Brigs Restaurant (Toringdon Market)
  • Buona Vita (Toringdon Market)
  • Zeitoni (Toringdon Market)
  • Hickory Tavern on Johnston Rd (if patio not full)
  • Flying Biscuit (Stonecrest)
  • Salsarita’s (Blakeney)
  • 18 Asian (Blakeney)
  • Villa Antonio (Ballantyne Village)
  • Terrace Cafe (Ballantyne Village)
  • Duckworth’s (Ballantyne on Conlan Circle)
Elsewhere in Charlotte:
  • Sir Edmund Halley’s (Park Rd Shopping Center)
  • Angry Ale’s (Montford)
  • Moosehead Bar and Grill (Montford)
  • Tavern on the Tracks (South End)
  • Phat Burrito (South End)
  • Philosopher’s Stone (7th St.)
  • Kennedy’s (7th St.)
  • Jackalope Jack’s (7th St.)
  • Brickhouse Tavern (Davidson)
  • Boardwalk Billy’s (Matthews)
Why South End is Charlotte’s Best Neighborhood for Dogs
Walks Along the Rail Trail
If you own a big dog in a city, a place to walk it is a top priority. Welcome to the Rail Trail: 3.5 miles of flat trail that connects neighborhoods from Uptown to Sedgefield and goes directly through South End. The Rail Trail is an easy way to get to most of the neighborhood and provides a convenient link to local businesses and restaurants. The trail is also packed with public art, providing ample photo ops for your Insta-famous pup.

Cool Summer Treats
After a long walk on the Rail Trail, you’ll want something to cool off and your dog wants the same! To help all of South End enjoy the summer, King of Pops and Golden Cow Creamery both provide frozen options for your four-legged friends as well.
15 dog-friendly places you can bring your pup in Charlotte

Spots Where Your Dog Can Be Indoors

(1) The Dog Bar
3307 N. Davidson St.
(2) Lucky Dog Bark & Brew
2220 Thrift Road, Charlotte; 19607 Statesville Road, Cornelius
(3) Canine Café
125 Remount Road, Unit A
(4) Sleepy Poet Antique Mall
4450 South Blvd.
(5) Paper Skyscraper
330 East Blvd.
(6) Blackhawk Hardware
4225 Park Road
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